Celebrate Earth Day With Our Top 10 Sustainable Home Brands
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Celebrate Earth Day With Our Top 10 Sustainable Home Brands

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By Banu Ibrahim
Stock up on eco housewares and everyday essentials from these brands doing their part to protect the planet.

Going completely carbon neutral is much easier said than done. But just because you can’t make a full 180 on your current lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to help better the planet. Are you using single-use plastic bags at the grocery store instead of reusable ones? Have you considered swapping out your current toothbrush for one made of bamboo? Remember, it’s all about baby steps.

A great place to start is your home. Nowadays, you can source of-the-moment rugs, furniture, and even everyday kitchen essentials from purveyors who are committed to providing sustainable products. By shopping these brands, you can help make a small (but mighty!) difference, one pillow or chair at a time. It’s an easy way to feel good while also making your space look good—and who doesn’t want that? 

We've rounded up seven home companies doing their part to protect the planet. Shop the home essentials below to make your space more eco-friendly not just on Earth Day, but every day.

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Avocado specializes in green mattress made with natural and organic materials—including 100 percent GOTS-certified organic wool and 100 percent natural latex from tree-tapped sources. They also offer eco-friendly pillows and bed frames, so you can fully kit out your bedroom with sustainable goods.

Avocado Green Mattress
Avocado Green Mattress
Our natural hybrid latex mattress features 100% GOLS organic certified latex, 100% GOTS organic certified wool, 100% GOTS organic certified cotton and up to 1,414 individually pocketed support coils arranged in 5 strategic zones. A GOTS organic certified product.
Avocado Mattress Natural Wood Bed Frame
Avocado Mattress Natural Wood Bed Frame
Made from 100% reclaimed wood, our Natural Wood Bed Frame is handmade to order in Los Angeles, finished in your choice of zero-VOC finishes. It assembles without tools. In-home delivery and setup is included.
Avocado Green Pillow
Avocado Green Pillow
Our natural and non-toxic Green Pillow is made from 100% GOLS organic certified latex foam shreds mixed with 100% GOTS organic certified natural Kapok fiber; all of which is wrapped in a 100% GOTS certified organic cotton cover. It delivers a fresh, medium-plush feel.

In honor of Earth Day, Food52 has put together a powerhouse lineup of eco-friendly kitchen and home essentials. Many of these goodies are under $50, and they're sure to cut down on single-use plastics in your kitchen. The list includes reusable silicone storage bags, recycled bamboo colanders, compostable wooden plates, and even biodegradable mixing bowls.

Verterra Large Compostable Wooden Plate - Set of 25
Verterra Large Compostable Wooden Plate - Set of 25
A different kind of paper plate. If a tree falls in the forest, it may not make a sound -- but it does make a plate. Or a bowl, or a serving dish. This minimalist disposable dinnerware is a no-brainer for your next big party.
Bamboozle Biodegradable Tilted Nested Mixing Bowls
Bamboozle Biodegradable Tilted Nested Mixing Bowls
We’ll break it down for you.  There’s nothing like a lightweight, stackable set of ready-for-action mixing bowls when baking’s on the agenda. But Bamboozle takes things a step further by offering all this with an eye to sustainability, too.
Dot and Army Unpaper Towels - Set of 16
Dot and Army Unpaper Towels - Set of 16
This towel isn't a throwaway.  Rather than churn through rolls and rolls of paper towels, we use these "unpaper" towels for everything from wiping up spills to drying our hands. Each set of 16 is made from a linen/cotton blend fabric (machine washable!) and edged in a variety of cheery colors.

Next time you’re scoping out West Elm, keep an eye out for its line of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)–approved products. These dressers, nightstands, and dining tables are made of wood that’s either been sourced from a forest that’s managed in an environmentally-friendly way, or from post-consumer waste. Not to mention, all of these products have the clean, modernist style we’ve all come to expect and love from West Elm.

West Elm Penelope 3 Drawer Dresser
West Elm Penelope 3 Drawer Dresser
Our Penelope Dresser's slim, tapered legs and refined profile are inspired by mid-century design. Its marble top is wide enough for stacks of bedtime reading, while three rounded drawers provide plenty of storage.
West Elm Mid-Century Bed - Pebble
West Elm Mid-Century Bed - Pebble
Crafted of FSC®-certified wood, the Mid-Century Bed brings 50s and 60s style to the bedroom. With its streamlined headboard and gently tapered legs made of solid pine wood, its refined profile suits any style.
West Elm Mid-Century 5-Drawer Dresser
West Elm Mid-Century 5-Drawer Dresser
Our Mid-Century Dresser is a roomy storage solution that's built to last—its sturdy frame is made from solid wood that's certified to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) standards.

Dims is on a mission to change how we view eco-friendly shopping. Using only the best sustainable materials (FSC- and Greenguard-certified), the company has created stunning everyday home essentials, like coffee tables and trolleys, that retail at a very affordable price. It's proof that great design doesn’t have to come with a premium price tag.

Dims. Barbican Trolley
Dims. Barbican Trolley
Bar cart, serving trolley, rolling table, kid’s room — the Barbican, can. Roll in the cart that can cart it all (and look good doing it). Photo Courtesy of Dims.
Dims. Caldera Coffee Table
Dims. Caldera Coffee Table
The endearing Caldera table features an eye-catching dimple for nestling your objects in. Perfect for small spaces, this petite solid-wood table makes a lasting impression. Photo Courtesy of Dims.
Dims. Eave Table
Dims. Eave Table
Sleek and sophisticated, Eave is an all-purpose table featuring subtle moments of unexpected beauty. Seats four easily (six if you're chums). Photo Courtesy of Dims.

Parachute offers so much more than incredible bedding—although it’s great for that too! The Oeko-Tex Certified brand also sells towels, rugs, decorative pillows, and tableware (you get the picture)—all made with an eco-conscious, responsible ethos. Parachute even takes its social responsibility one step further by donating some proceeds from certain purchases to nonprofits such as Love Leo Rescue and Nothing But Nets.

Parachute Waffle Bath Towels
Parachute Waffle Bath Towels
These lightweight, minimalist towels textured with a honeycomb weave will make your bathroom look and feel like a fancy spa.
Mt. Washington for Parachute Handmade Ceramic Vase
Mt. Washington for Parachute Handmade Ceramic Vase
Adorn your mantle, kitchen island or bedside table with this one-of-a-kind, sculptural ceramic vase. Designed in partnership with Mt. Washington – the L.A.-based pottery studio beloved for combining traditional handmade artistry with a modern design aesthetic.
Parachute Percale Venice Set
Parachute Percale Venice Set
Our signature Percale Venice Bedding Set is an homage to our California hometown – and to an easily made bed. Designed without a Top Sheet (because that’s our favorite way to sleep).

West Elm isn’t the only major home goods store getting into the sustainability game. Crate and Barrel also has their own collection of FSC-certified goodies, including bookshelves, kitchen benches, and even a stunning geometric sideboard that will help elevate your current living and dining setup.

Crate & Barrel Aidan Velvet 38" Tufted Chair
Crate & Barrel Aidan Velvet 38" Tufted Chair
Soft to the touch yet easy to care for, luxurious velvet upholstery in a gorgeous shade of olive elevates the look of Aidan's trim tuxedo frame.
Crate & Barrel Cirque Three-Door Sideboard
Crate & Barrel Cirque Three-Door Sideboard
Wrapped in copper with a hand-hammered concentric circular design, Cirque's 3 dramatic doors open to reveal generous storage for the dining room.Resting on legs and an apron made of FSC-certified solid mahogany, Cirque's frame is sturdy with a finished back to float in a room.  Conical copper...
Crate & Barrel Java 84" Bench
Crate & Barrel Java 84" Bench
The bold proportions of this 84" bench are designed to stand up to the grand scale of the Basque 104" dining table.

Soma is the gold standard of water filters. Its 10-Cup Pitcher features a sleek and thoughtful design, crafted with shatterproof BPA-free plastic and a bamboo handle that’s made of 65% renewable plant-based materials. Plus, it looks so good sitting inside your fridge or on your kitchen countertop that you’ll find yourself reaching for far more than just eight glasses of water a day.

Soma 10-Cup Pitcher
Soma 10-Cup Pitcher
Designed to look stunning on your table and fit perfectly in your fridge.
Soma Glass Water Bottle
Soma Glass Water Bottle
The Soma Bottle is the healthy way to stay hydrated everywhere. Made from high quality, shatter-resistant glass, with an easy grip protective sleeve, it’s perfectly designed to fit into your bag, your cup holder, and your life.
Soma Glass Carafe
Soma Glass Carafe
Designed to look beautiful on your countertop and be the centerpiece for your dinner party. It is made of shatter-resistant, borosilicate glass and holds 6-cups (48 oz.) of crisp, refreshing filtered water.

Joybird pays it forward to the planet by partnering with local conservation groups focused on rejuvenating and rebuilding forests across the U.S. The company also commits to planting more trees than were used to manufacture any home goods you purchase.

Joybird Hudson Coffee Table
Joybird Hudson Coffee Table
Gorgeous solid wood brings the outdoors into any living space in this well-crafted coffee table that’s as handsome as it is handy.
Joybird Fringe (Black) Pillow
Joybird Fringe (Black) Pillow
A fabulous fringed front that’s been lovingly loomed by hand from the finest cottons, the contrasting black and white colors of this swanky pillow makes it a welcome addition amongst décor of almost any style.
Joybird Eliot Leather Sofa
Joybird Eliot Leather Sofa
Soft as butter leather and a clean, minimal look pair up beautifully for a sofa that’s pure class.

There are plenty of everyday products we can’t live without—deodorant, shampoo, and mouthwash among them. The downside: These products tend to come packaged in single-use plastic. Enter By Humankind—an eco-conscious retailer that sells personal care products without wasteful packaging. Once you run out of your deodorant or shampoo, simply order a refill and fill up the container you already own.

By Humankind Deodorant
By Humankind Deodorant
The most advanced natural deodorant ever — in a revolutionary, refillable container that saves the planet from plastic waste. Scientifically proven to eliminate BO-causing bacteria 40% faster than leading natural deodorants.
By Humankind Shampoo
By Humankind Shampoo
An all-natural shampoo bar that nourishes your scalp and our planet, eliminating single-use plastic from your hair care routine.
By Humankind Mouthwash
By Humankind Mouthwash
Natural mouthwash, completely reinvented in a portable tablet form. Drop it in water and watch magic happen. We developed our 100% natural formula to be alcohol-free for a gentle clean that lasts for hours. 60 tablets per Kindfill.

Lessening your carbon footprint is all about changing your lifestyle—and part of this process is making a habit out of conscious shopping. Grove Collaborative makes buying and refilling eco-friendly home products an easy, intuitive process. Simply buy your first order of home essentials (like hand soap, household cleaners, and soy candles), and after that, create a personalized refill schedule so you never run out of the products you need.

Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponge, Set of 2
Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponge, Set of 2
Crushed walnuts power our scour providing a non-toxic and non-abrasive way to tackle tough messes on dishes, cookware or countertops. 100% all natural vegetable cellulose makes this sponge super absorbent. Sustainably made in North America. Not suitable for those with nut allergies.
Grove Collaborative 8oz All Natural Soy Candle
Grove Collaborative 8oz All Natural Soy Candle
Our 100% natural soy candles are made in the USA by talented artisans and come in three signature scents: warm and spicy Vanilla & Sandalwood, cool and calming Eucalyptus & Spearmint and sweet and uplifting Blood Orange.
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Hand Soap
Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Hand Soap
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap contains a special recipe of aloe vera gel, olive oil and a unique blend of essential oils to create a hard working, non-drying, yet softening cleanser for busy hands. Hands have never had it so good.

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